Monday, March 26, 2012

Shell Smocking

This blog contains a vast amount of tutorials for smocking! 
This time I tried out the Shell pattern.
I think I am becoming addicted to smocking!
 you can see the scalloped shell pattern
 back view

I am creating quite the colorful collection of pillows!
Hope you are having a happy Monday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Pretty New Apron

I have wanted to make myself a ruffled  apron every since I saw these post!  It really is to provide a function as well as look cute while I am doing it!  I work with a lot of fondant when making cakes and I get a ton of cornstarch all over my shirt. 
 I saw this cupcake print and knew it would be perfect for my new apron!
 and everything in life is better with polka dots!
now my dilemma is I do not want to get my pretty new apron dirty......

Hope you are having a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Attempting Lattice Smocking….

I have been doing some research on smocking I love the look and I thought it would be fun to try!

I started mine with an 18 x 18 inch square
 it is a bit hard to tell in the pic but I blocked it off in 1x1 inch squares with a 1.5 inch boarder
 I drew in my stitch lines
 and began to stitch
 this is a back view about half finished
 front view
 I added a 3 inch border and it is going to become a new pillow!
It is not perfect but I think it is pretty good for my 1st try!
 finished back view.
Hope you are having a fabulous day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Birthday to me....

Friday was my birthday! I made myself this cake. 
It was covered in Italian Meringue buttercream, Chocolate ganache and raspberries......

I found this shirt here it makes me happy!
I hope you are having a fabulous day!